CHRISTMAS isn’t going to be quite the same this year, thanks to the coronavirus pandemic.

We have been forced to alter out plans and many businesses have closed their doors for the November lockdown.

However, if buying a real tree is party of your normal Christmas traditions then you are in luck as many Christmas tree farms and sellers are still open for business

While you could pull the same old artificial tree from your attic, there is something special about buying a real tree- especially when you buy it from a local business in Worcester.

There are a variety of shapes, sizes and types to choose from to suit all of your personal preferences.

Here are the best places in Worcestershire to buy your own Christmas tree- as well as some advice on how to dispose of them afterwards. 

Leigh Sinton Christmas Tree Farm
Where:


Worcester branch:Grove Farm, Claphill Lane, Rushwick, Worcester, Worcestershire

Malvern branch: Leigh Sinton Farm (with Christmas Shop), Leigh Sinton, Nr Malvern. WR14 1UU

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If you’re looking for a fantastic local producer to buy your tree from this year, look no further than Leigh Sinton Christmas Tree Farm.

A variety of fir and spruce trees are being sold at both sites and they are available in a variety of sizes.

Whether you want a small potted plant or a 19ft giant, this company can cater to your needs.

Prices for the trees range from £19.99-£280 depending on the style and size of tree you want.

If you are on the hunt for a regular 6ft tree, you can expect costs of around £20-£50.

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However, trees aren’t the only festive items being sold.

You can also buy a wreath for your door; they are made from holly or foliage and are individually priced.

Opening times at the main Leigh Sinton site:

Open from Saturday 21st November.

December:
Monday to Wednesday: 9am – 5pm
Thursday, Friday and Saturday: 9am – 7pm
Sunday: 10am – 5pm

Opening times at Grove Farm/Claphill Lane site:

Open from Friday 27th November.

December:
Monday to Saturday: 9am – 7pm
Sunday: 10am – 5pm

Top Barn Produce
Where:
Woodside Farm, Top Barn, Holt Heath, Worcester WR6 6NH

Top Barn Christmas Trees is open for business (Facebook/@harperfarming )

If you’re hoping to have a more eco-friendly Christmas in Worcester this year, then make sure to visit Woodside Farm for your tree as most of their trees are lovingly grown on the farm instead of being shipped in. 

There are some gorgeous trees available, including the bestselling Norman Fir, the traditional Norway Spruce and the unique Blue Spruce.

A lot of beautiful trees have been cut alreadt and you are likely to find your dream tree in the shop.

However, if you haven’t found the tree you were looking for then a member of staff will take you to the plantation where a member of staff will let you choose your tree while it’s still in the ground.

To find out more, visit the Top Barn Produce website.

Pinewood Christmas Trees
Where:
Rectory Ln, Hartlebury, Kidderminster DY11 7XA

(Facebook/ @pinewoodtrees  )

This Christmas tree farm is just twenty minutes from Worcester in Hartlebury.

However, it is well worth the trip as this company has been growing Christmas trees since the 1980 and have mastered the art of growing them in this time.

They sell the classic Normand Fir tree which is easy to decorate and doesn’t tend to drop as many pine needles.

The Fraser Fir is also available and this is said to have a “rich citrus aroma”.

If you would prefer a spruce, the Norway Spruce is also available; this is a more traditional tree with a pine fragrance.

The company opened a week earlier than usual (Saturday 21st November) and will be open from 8am-8pm until the 20th December.

Learn more about the Covid-19 restrictions in place online.

Smart Trees
Where: Field Farm, Bishampton, WR102LZ, Pershore

(Facebook/ @smarttreesgrotto )

This company sell some beautiful Normand Fir, which are known for retaining their needles well.

Prices for these trees depend on the variety, size and shape but range from £25-£75.

Christmas Trees will be available to purchase from Saturday 21st November to Tuesday 22nd December.

The Tree Sales Cabin will be open 10:00am - 4:00pm for you to personally browse, select and purchase the ideal tree for you.

If you don’t want to pick a tree yourself, it can be delivered. Prices range from £5-£15 depending on how far away you live.

How to dispose of your Christmas Tree

Once the season’s merriment is over, it’s time to dispose of your Christmas tree.

However, instead of fly tipping there are plenty of ways to dispose of your tree.

You could chop it up and place it in your green bin

You can also take your tree to the nearest recycling centre where the council will spread them across park and woodland.

Alternatively, St Richards Hospice will be collecting and recycling Christmas trees in Worcestershire on the 8th January.

Will you be buying a real Christmas tree this year? Let us know in the comments.